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2 Oct 2018
“It’s a good place for a walk”
25 Aug 2017
“Medieval fortress”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Fizkulturna Street 2, Pernik 2300, Bulgaria
+359 76 603 737
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The fortress itself has a lot of ruins that are preserved . If you like history it will interest you for sure. It’s also a nice place to go for a walk. Not much to do there for kids. There is a path they can...More

Thank spp348
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Krakra fortress was one of the main defense facilities during the Second Bulgarian Empire. Although historians think there was an ancient fortress on this site dating VI-V century BC, the greatest rise of this place was during the rule of Krakra Pernishki - a...More

Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 20 April 2017

As someone who lived in Pernik for many years, it's a must saying that Krakra's fortress is one of the many places named after this medieval guy Krakra who once inhabited these lands. The fortress itself is a reconstruction and honestly not a very good...More

Thank FloLyTeam
Reviewed 14 March 2016

From the top of the fortress you have a fantastic view on the city and surroundings. It is very relaxing up there, and you have this ancient fortress to look at. The city center with its big square is quite near (10 minutes by car)

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Fine views of the whole town, quiet garden, historical reconstructions. Catapults, fortress and church foundations, information boards, illumination, cafe and WC.

Thank Bistra D
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Nice place to visit if you're visiting Pernik. The local museum has decided to rebuild some of the walls to show you what it was like to look out from them - giving fantastic views of the city of Pernik as well as the valley...More

Thank SamuelJWhite
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The fortress is a historical landmark for the city of Pernik which makes its citizens proud to be living in the vicinity of this key military defense centre for western Bulgaria. I really enjoyed my afternoon there as there is a lot to see, the...More

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